BREWMUSKCLES (2227) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
its been done before....but we appreciate it everytime. pine cone hop presence and tangy malt flavor that competes and finshes long. nice mouthfeel just a touch foamy. sessionable for the hop head. satisfying to the careful. no real sweetness yet full of flavor and touch of citrus in the end. this is very good beer.
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Pours hazy copper with minimal head. Nose: candy, very sweet and malty. Mouth: crisp and very bitter. Medium dry finish, high carbonation, light aftertaste. Good beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel, some floral and fruity hops beneath. Flavor quite sweet and rich with the caramel, hops more of a balancing though still lightly fruity aspect. Not really what the beer geek looks for in an IPA, but I found it to be pretty rich and tasty malt-wise.
dextermorgan (92) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber red with a good amount of head. Good balance and taste. Tasted at Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival, 6/16/2012.
tinybears (69) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank out of a bottle. Aroma is kind of toasted with caramel touches while the aroma is not typically IPA style. Taste of roast and some minor hoppiness. Nice beer but surprised on the IPA etiquette.
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, toasted malt. Flavor of sweet caramel malt with some bitterness in the finish. Has some English IPA notes and hop character. Decent to drink, but nothing special.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Body is a translucent, medium amber, orange hue. Pours with a decent 1-2 finger white head that eventually fades to a thin moderate collar. Very small traces of lacing left here and there. Body is nearly transparent.
S- Nose is mild and hoppy components are the highlight. Pine stands out the most but there is also an earthiness to it. Sweet caramel malt provides a good backbone.
T- The initial flavor is mild and offers an earthy hop flavor with a mild accent of citrus and scant caramel malt backbone. A touch of pine and a little bit more citrus comes through for the finish. Left to linger is a mild to moderate strength residual hop bitterness. Entire flavor profile is mild to moderate strength. No intense flavors here.
P-Medium carbonation and light to medium weight body. Little hop oils present in the feel.
O- This is a solid, decent example of a classic American IPA. Nothing exciting about it- but it definitely fits the style’s profile.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-17-2010 03:03:21
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scored this 12oz bottle as an extra in a trade with Brooha. Thanks BJ! Pours a transparent, copper amber with a thin, creamy, lacing white head. Aroma is malty, crackers, biscuit, some oranges, light citrus, light caramel, a little bread. Flavor is a good mix of sweet and bitter, caramel, cookie dough, oranges, lemons, biscuit, apples. Finish is crisp, medium carbonation.
Jow (2094) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also on tap at Shad festival. Decent body and hops. slightly bitter with some citrus and malt. i enjoyed it fine again might be slightly skewed due to how nice the weather and location were.
Slipstream (2012) - USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brass pour and another nice Fire Island label (referring to the little red wagons that residents of the place use to haul groceries around, since there are very few automobiles on the island). Fresh, sweet hop aroma. A fairly dry and flavorful IPA, nicely balanced and mellow. A good brew, and superior to their Lighthouse Ale.